'Private Journals in Paint' on View at Stratford Library

Connecticut native explores creative intuitions with color and fantasy

Journal 2010, an original art exhibit of intuitive process paintings by Stratford artist Donna Osterby Brien, is the art exhibit for March at the .  The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Osterby Brien's freewheeling paintings feature colorful scenes of realism and fantasy in a magical mix. Says the artist, the exhibit is "a public presentation of my private journals in paint. These works are examples of 'process painting,' an intuitive technique designed to 'quiet the inner critic' and 'reclaim the magic of spontaneous expression.'"

Born in Stamford, Donna Osterby Brien has just returned to Connecticut after living in New Jersey for the past 16 years. She graduated as an interior designer from Parson School of Design and retired recently to paint and teach art locally.  Osterby studied at Silvermine Art Center and the Provincetown Workshop.  

A new member of the , she participated in the recent Art in the Studio Show. The juried Stamford Art Association show, currently at the Main Branch of the Ferguson Library through April 2012, includes her collage which was awarded an honorable mention. This is Osterby's first exhibit at the Stratford Library.

Viewing hours for Journal 2010 are Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The art exhibit will continue through Wednesday, Feb. 29 and is located in the main lobby of the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St.

For further information, call the library’s public relations and programming office at 203.385.4162.

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